Donald Trump made a threat about the border that Chuck Schumer won’t like
Democrats think they can run out the clock on funding Trump’s border wall.
But before they take control of the House, there will be a budget showdown.
And President Trump wrote one tweet that sent them scurrying under a rock.
Democrats and weak-wristed Republicans have yet to fund Trump’s border wall.
President Trump is insisting they start funding the wall now to the tune of $5 billion.
And he is threatening to shut down the entire Southern border if they don’t.
We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall. Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! We will close the entire Southern Border if necessary. Also, STOP THE DRUGS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer has threatened to shut down the government instead of prioritizing America’s safety.
President Trump is set to meet with Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi in the coming days to discuss funding the wall.
The Hill reports:
“Another Schumer shutdown would not surprise anyone, it has become the new norm in Washington,” said Meghan Burris, a spokeswoman for the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.
The federal government briefly shut down in January after a standoff over whether to extend protections to “Dreamers,” immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, and again in February over spending disagreements.
This time around, Congress has until Dec. 7 to pass seven appropriations bills to keep the entire government funded. Portions of the government funded in the five previous bills, which Trump signed in September, would not be affected by a shutdown.
We will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.